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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLlLGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />DECEMBER 3, 1973 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw and Van <br />Valkenburg who served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of the meeting of November 19, 1973, were approved by Councilman <br />Johnson, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. <br />THAILAND FLAG PRESENTED BY PRAKARN BUSAYASIRI. <br />sented to the Village by Prakarn Busayasiri from Bangkok who is taking his <br />senior year at Edina East Upper Division. <br />The flag of Thailand was pre- <br />PUMP HOUSE NO. 18 BIDS AWARDED. Mr. Hyde presented tabulation of six bids <br />received in response to Advertisement for Bids published in the Edina Sun and <br />Construction Bulletin on November 3, 15 * and 22, 1973. Tabulation showed <br />Lee Richert Plumbing & Heating, Inc . , low bidder at $58,860 .OO , ' Berglund- <br />Johnson, Inc., at $59,583.00, Elview Construction, Inc., at $62,494.00; George <br />F. Cook Construction Co. at $62,700 and Orvedahl Construction, Inc., at <br />$72,700 against estimate of $65,000.00. <br />contract to recommended low bidder was seconded by Bouncilman Johnson and <br />carried. <br />70TH STREET AND YORK AVENUE U-TURN SIGN/FEDIAITJ~CU'X,.BEQUEST DENIED, <br />called Council's attention to a letter from Mr. Donald Swartz of KMSP Tele- <br />vision .requesfing an appeal of Council's donfihation of the Traffic Safety <br />Commitfee decision to deny requested midian cut in the 6900 block of York <br />Avenue'leading to either KMSP driveway and to permit U-turns at 70th and York <br />Avenue. Mr. John Crouch, attofiey representing KMSP *ele;eision referred to <br />the chronology of events which led KMSP Television to feel that a median cut <br />and/or U-turns should be permitted to allow easy access to their property. <br />He said thk, while the property abufs W. 70th Street, it would not be satis- <br />factory to his client to malce a curb cut so as to permit access from 70th <br />Street. <br />aescribed the difficulty in gaining access to KMSP Television's parking lot <br />when approaching from the North. <br />of median cuts along York Avenue. <br />volved in traffic cutting across oncoming traffic. It was pointed out that <br />when KtfSP Television was built, Yorktown had not been deiieloped and:traffic <br />had been minimal. It was pointed out that elimination of other curb cuts in <br />the Southdale area is under consideration. Chuncilman Johnson said that he <br />thinks that all business establishments should be treated equitably but that <br />safety must also be seriously considered. Councilman Courtney suggested that <br />KMSP Television should try putting the curb cut oh I?. 70th Street and deter- <br />mine how well it would work out. Following cdnsiderable discussion, Council- <br />man Shaw's motion to reconfirm the Traffic Safety Committee's actions at its <br />meeting of November 13, 1973, and suggesting that KMSP provide a curb cut for <br />access from TJ. 70th Street was then seconded by Councilman Courtney,who said <br />that he believed that he was so doing from a safety standpoint, ,and the <br />motion carried unanimously. <br />Councilman Shaw's motion awarding <br />Mr. Hyde <br />.. <br />Mr. Swartz also requested that U-turns be permitted at 70th and <br />Mr. Dunn showed a map indicating the number <br />Discussion ensued as to the dangers in- <br />HILDA M. HANSON NOTICE OF CLAIM SUBMITTED, Mr. Hyde called Council's attention <br />to a Notice of Claim filed in behalf of Mrs. Hilda M. Hanson who fell and broke <br />her hip in front of Nelson's Dry Goods Store, 4950 France Ave, S. <br />has been referred to the insurance company and'to the Village Attorney. <br />The matter <br />SANITARY SEWER INPROVEXENT SS-188 AND WATERMAIN DPROVEMENT WM-193 ASSESSMENT <br />TO BE LEXXED.AGAINST LOT 1, BLOCK 1, NORDIC CIRCLE, As recommended by Mr. <br />Dalen, Councilman Courtney's motion was seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried, <br />that the request of George Coyne, Inc., be approved,spreading the assessments <br />against Lot 1, Block 1, Nordic Circle for SS-188 and TJM-193 over a four year <br />period, <br />GABBERT &:BECK REGISTERED LAND SURVEY GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL, Mr. Luce pre- <br />sented the request of Gabbert & Beck.for final approval of a Registered Land <br />Survey for property located generally between T.J. 69th and W. 70th Streets and <br />between York and France Avenues, No abjections being heard, Councilman John- <br />son offered the'following resolution and motted its adoption: <br />GABBERT & BECK REGISTERED LAND SURVEY <br />RESOLUTION APPROVING <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Edina Village Council of Edina, Minnesota, that that <br />certain Registered Land Survey, presented for final approval by Gabbert & Beck,